MUSIC NEWS: OCTOBER 25,
Canadian musician Alice Glass has posted a lengthy online message to fans alleging abuse at the hands of her former Crystal Castles bandmate. Glass alleged on her website that her former Crystal Castles partner Ethan Kath (whose birth name is Claudio Palmieri) abused her dating back to when she was 15 and he was 25. She alleges he was manipulative and controlling during a relationship that included non-consensual sex and physical and emotional abuse. In a statement provided by his lawyer, Kath said he was -- quote -- ``outraged and hurt by the recent statements made by Alice about me and our prior relationship,'' adding her story is pure fiction. (The Canadian Press)
EMINEM COPYRIGHT CASE
Eminem's publisher has won out against New Zealand's main conservative political party. A judge says the party breached copyright by using a song similar to the rapper's ``Lose Yourself'' in its campaign ads and now has to pay 415-thousand dollars, plus interest. The National Party ran a television ad that used the song ``Eminem Esque'' 186 times during its successful 2014 election. Publisher Eight Mile Style sued, saying the track ripped off the rapper's acclaimed 2002 hit. The case could have broader implications for other organizations that use so-called ``sound-alike'' tracks sold by commercial operators.
BILLY JOEL IS A DAD
It's another girl for Billy Joel. His wife, Alexis, gave birth to Joel's third daughter on Sunday at New York University hospital. They've named her Remy Anne Joel. The Joels also have a 2-year-old daughter, Della Rose. Joel's eldest daughter, Alexa Ray Joel, was with her father and stepmother during the delivery. Billy is 68, Alexis is 35, and Alexa Ray is 31.
KID ROCK ANNOUNCES ALBUM, TOUR AND NO SENATE RUN
Kid Rock's new album, ``Sweet Southern Sugar,''
comes out Nov. 3, and his tour starts Jan. 19 in Nashville. His campaign to be the U.S. Senator from Michigan starts...never, and he's laughing if you believed it. Rock tells Howard Stern's Sirius XM show he knew all along there wouldn't be a campaign, but since he was hoping to drum up attention for the album and tour, he went with it.
LUDACRIS HOSTS SERIES THAT PAIRS UNKNOWN MUSICIANS WITH STARS
Ludacris says it would have been a dream of his as a kid to do an LL Cool J song and have him notice. Ludacris hopes to give that chance to some aspiring musician. Ludacris is the host of the YouTube show ``Best.Cover.Ever.'' Musicians like Demi Lovato and Flo Rida (RY'-dah) pick two acts who best covered one of their songs and invite them to Los Angeles for duets with them. Keith Urban, Katy Perry, Jason Derulo, Charlie Puth, the Backstreet Boys, Nicky Jam, DNCE and Bebe Rexha are also part of the series. Ludacris warns there are a lot of tears, because ``some of the best moments are the ones where you don't realize how hard people have been working.'' The series debuts Nov. 20.